Which came first: Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? If you guessed, Mother’s Day you are correct. Mother’s Day became a commercial holiday in 1908 when the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia held a service dedicated to mothers. In 1909, “45 states observed the day, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson approved a resolution that… Continue reading Men of God (Father’s Day)
On Father’s Day, we honor fathers by listening to a wise father’s teaching. A wise father’s instructions are “life to those who find them, and health to one’s whole body” (22). He says: Guard Your Heart (23) The wise father tells his children to guard their heart. Notice that we are not told to follow… Continue reading A Wise Father’s Teaching (Proverbs 4)
Today is Father’s Day. A day when our nation honors Fathers and thanks God for the vital role of Fatherhood. A young boy was once asked to give a definition of Father’s Day. He replied, “It’s just like Mother’s Day, only you don’t spend as much on the present.” This is true because all dad… Continue reading A Godly Father’s Priorities
God defines marriage as one man and one woman and designed marriage to be a loving environment where fathers and mothers raise their children in the “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). It should be a father’s highest goal to bring up his children to know, love, and obey Jesus Christ. Today, we shall discuss the father’s role and consider ways for him to strive to not embitter his children but to embolden them.
The Bible tells fathers to guard against provoking their children to anger because it can lead to their discouragement (Col 3:21). Instead of provoking, the Bible tells fathers to bring their children up in the “discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Eph 6:4). In our sermon today, we will consider 5 Do’s and Don’ts of… Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Father